Medication Errors


The nurse ”is the last line of defense” in preventing medication errors. One must read and reread and recheck all labels. In light of many errors in dosing recently in relation to the medication Heparin, one must read and reread and recheck all labels. The vials of Heparin state 1 unit dose. As a nurse you must check and recheck the orders, the dose, the patient, on all medications, If medication is prepared by the pharmacy, we must not take it for granted the mixture of medications is correct. We must be careful in rushing to give medication, must check and recheck everything, before administering any medication, Errors, do happen as nurses we are the last line of defense to catch these errors.

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